Public invited to largest showcase of WillCo businesses

  By Charlane Oliver The 2016 Business & Education Expo is back by popular demand, featuring the largest showcase of Williamson County businesses and schools. The highly-anticipated event takes place Tuesday, June 21 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at The Factory at Franklin’s Liberty Hall, but this time expect a bigger and better expo.…

12 things you didn’t know about Williamson County

  By Charlane Oliver  Outlook Williamson, presented this year by Skanska, took place Tuesday, March 15 at The Factory at Franklin. A crowd of more than 300 Williamson County business owners, realtors, developers and community leaders attended the half-day economic forum that featured presentations and panel discussions by industry-leading economic experts and developers, including: Ann…

CHS sets date for new company launch

April 1, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Eleanor Kennedy Nashville’s newest publicly traded hospital company, Quorum Health Corp., will officially launch at the end of this month. Community Health Systems’s planned spinout of 38 hospitals and Quorum Health Resources, its advisory and consulting subsidiary, will become effective April 29, the company announced late Friday. Quorum,…

Fast-growing Franklin firm makes another big buy

April 4, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Eleanor Kennedy Cumberland Consulting Group, consistently one of the area’s fastest-growing companies, is adding to its ranks yet again. The Franklin-based health care strategic advisory, technology implementation and project management firm has acquired Little Rock-based Oleen Pinnacle Healthcare Consulting, according to a news release. The deal adds 50…

Cool Springs Life Sciences Center rebranded as Innovation Park

March 29. 2016 The Tennessean by Getahn Ward Two months after buying the Cool Springs Life Sciences Center, OakPoint Real Estate has rebranded the property Innovation Park as it begins a marketing push to fill 64,682 square feet of vacant space. That vacancy at the campus, which was developed to be a hub for the Nashville area’s life sciences industry, represents roughly…

Williamson County, TN tops nation for job growth

  Williamson County, TN Tops Nation for Job Growth Officials credit diverse economy for success. By Kevin Litwin on March 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm EST Source: Livability.com The winner is: Williamson County, Tennessee, for having the highest percentage of job growth from September 2014 to September 2015 compared to other large counties in the…

Tractor Supply Co. launches garden program with area schools

March 25, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Alison Nash Brentwood-based rural lifestyle retailer Tractor Supply Co. (NASDAQ: TSCO) has awarded $500 to more than 30 schools to help start or sustain a school garden program, according to a news release. “Dig It” is aimed to help students learn more about food sustainability and sourcing. “We…

Williamson County is adding jobs faster than anywhere in the U.S.

March 16, 2016 Nashville Business Journal by Adam Sichko Source Most of us are familiar with the fact that Williamson County is the region’s premier corporate address, the fastest-growing county in the state and one of the 20 wealthiest in the nation, based on its median annual household income of $91,000. Now, for the first…

Williamson Chamber report highlights growth, transportation

March 15, 2016 The Tennessean by Collin Czarnecki Williamson County is feeling the ripple effects of Nashville’s tremendous growth. With more than 24,000 new jobs expected to be added by 2025, the county is expecting new employees and residents to continue to flock to the area. Matt Largen, Williamson Inc. president and CEO, said that growth will…